The results of Work of Art 2019

So after four ribbons, three of them blue – it’s time to see if my macro photograph After the Rain can hold its own in a full gallery show. And last night … it had its chance, as one of 35 artworks in the 2019 Work of Art gallery fundraiser for the Albany Institute of…

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Emergence S01E03 – I finally figured out where I’ve seen this type of show before!

Okay.  Three shows in and I’m finally getting some answers to this program. And they all wrap around Piper, this ten-year-old girl with the crazy powers. Recap. So far, this show has featured a police chief who finds a ten-year-old girl who survived a plane crash.  This kid has special telekinetic and electromagnetic powers, and…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 11 2019

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers.  It’s Tulip Festival weekend, so get out there with your camera and take pictures of the tulips.  There’s lots of tulips in the area, so make sure you have a fully charged camera to catch all the blooms. Oh yeah – and you can also check out the blog…

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The wreckage on the New York State Thruway

A couple of weeks ago, I had to drive from Albany to Schenectady for a project.  As I drove along the New York State Thruway, enjoying the drive and listening to one of my iPod-synchronized radio stations, the raindrops pattering on my windshield as my wipers tried to maintain rhythm with whatever Boston classic was…

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He finished the race, didn’t he? That makes him a winner too!

I may never understand how dog shows work – I know they’re looking for breeding standards and obedience and all that – but there’s one part of a dog show that I completely get.  That’s when a dog competes in an agility race. You’ve seen these.  The dog will jump over some fences, he’ll run…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 9 2019

Did you get your Valentine’s Day shopping finished?  Did you get that special bouquet or box of candies or overly desperate 6-foot teddy bear for your special someone? Well, if you[‘re still procrastinating … You can take some time and check out this week’s recap of some great bloggers, podcasters and photographers as I take…

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How to rescue your car from two feet of snowbank

Sunday morning.  I look outside and … Wow, there’s several igloos on my street.  And by the slight glint of red metal trim and a gold-colored bowtie logo on one of them … I can tell it’s Dracourage, my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. Yikes. There was a light dusting of snow Saturday night.  But that’s not…

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My car lost its home town…

I’m not sure the exact day, but I do know the year – 2012 – when my Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” rolled out of its birthplace – a factory in Lordstown, Ohio.  This was my second car born at that plant; my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt “The Blackbird” also was assembled at that facility. So yeah, the…

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